Dear Star Trek fans,
If you’re a timeless Star Trek fan like me, I have a review that I know you’ll like.
This movie begins with Spock’s death. His coffin, with body inside, is sent to the Genesis Planet.
The Enterprise is traveling through space back to Earth. Lieutenant Saavik and Dr. David Marcus, Kirk’s son, are onboard the Federation science vessel, Grissom. They are speeding to the Genesis planet.
Through a black market purchase, the Klingon Commander, Valkris, purchased Genesis data. She delivers the data to Klingon Commander Kruge. Because she watched the tape, Kruge destroys her vessel—killing her. Kruge and his officers watch the tape. Kruge decides to act alone to steal Genesis.
Meanwhile, the Enterprise arrives at Earth and begins space dock. They see the new experiment, Excelsior. Mr. Sulu says, “She has transwarp drive.” Suddenly Mr. Chekov reads an energy life-form in Mr. Spock’s quarters.
Kirk finds McCoy in the dark room. “Climb the steps of Mount Seleya,” Bones envisions.
Kirk replies, “Bones, Mount Seleya is on Vulcan. We’re home on Earth.”
“Remember,” Bones says.
The head of Starfleet command informed Kirk that Genesis is a galactic controversy.
Grissom reaches Genesis. They discover a life-form on the planet surface close to Spock’s casket. Saavik reports, “Sector 1- Foliage fully grown- 22.2 degrees Celsius. Sector 2- Desert terrain-minimal vegetation -39.4 degrees Celsius. Sector 3- Subtropical- there is snow. Dr. Marcus and Lieutenant Saavik beam down to investigate while beginning their research.
Back on Earth, Sarek, Spock’s father, talks to Kirk about Spock’s Katra—his living spirit. They discover that McCoy has Spock’s Katra.
Sarek says, “You must bring McCoy and Spock’s body to Mount Seleya on Vulcan. You will find a way, Kirk.”
“I will. I swear,” Kirk vows.
Back on Genesis, Dr. Marcus and Lieutenant Saavik find the empty Mark VI casket. Only Spock’s burial robe remaines.
Back on Earth, after attempting to borrow the Enterprise from Starfleet and being denied, Kirk and crew steal the Enterprise and fly her to Genesis. Kirk informs McCoy that he is suffering from a Vulcan mind-meld. “That green-blooded son of a bitch!” McCoy replies.
On Genesis, Dr. Marcus and Saavik are caught in a blizzard in the desert. They find a young Vulcan boy. Dr. Marcus admits Genesis is a failure. “I used protomatter in the Genesis Matrix.”
Savvik responds, “Protomatter. An unstable substance which every ethical scientists in the galaxy has denounced as dangerously unpredictable.”
David replied, “It was the only way to solve certain problems.”
“How many have paid the price for your impatience? Like your father, you change the rules,” Saavik states.
In space Commander Kruge arrives and destroys the Grissom. A party of Klingons beam down to the planet surface.
“Spock is connected to the planet. Rapid aging is occurring. The planet has hours or days only,” Dr. Marcus reports.
As Spock rapidly ages, Pon farr, the burning blood begins—a condition every Vulcan male must endure every seven years of their adult life.
The Enterprise arrives at Genesis. The Klingons kill David.
Kirk plans to blow up the Enterprise in a last effort to save themselves. Kirk orders, “Destruct Sequence – One code: 11A.”
Mr. Scott orders, “Destruct Sequence two. code 1 – 1A – 2B.”
Chekov orders, “Destruct Sequence three. code 1B – 2B – 3.”
Kirk orders the final code, “Code zero zero zero. Destruct. Zero.”
Destruct Sequence is activated.
Kirk and crew watch from the planet surface as the Enterprise crashes. “My God Bones, what have I done?” Kirk asks.
Bones replies, “You turned death into a fighting chance to live.”
Later, after most of the crew is aboard the Klingon ship, Kirk and Commander Kruge battle on the planet surface as it turns to molten flames. After killing Kruge, Kirk and Spock are beamed aboard the Klingon vessel.
As they warp to Vulcan, Genesis explodes.
Later on Mount Seleya, on Vulcan, T’Lar asks Sarek, “What do you seek Sarek, child of Skon, child of Solkar?”
Sarek replies, “I seek fal-tor-pan, the re-fusion.”
T’Lar askes, “Who is the keeper of the Katra?”
Bones replies, “I am. McCoy, Leonard H. Son of David…I choose the danger.”
Using the ancient Vulcan mind-meld, T’Lar re-fuses Spock’s Katra out of McCoy’s mind and into Spock’s mind.
After the dangerous and lengthy mind-meld, Spock remembers his shipmates.
The movie ends.
This is a well-written sequel to Star Trek II. As always, the actors gave all-star performances. I hope you liked my review of Star Trek III- The Search for Spock.
Until we talk again.
May good fortune guide your path,